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June 30, 2018

Question of the week:

Q: I have a cholla that looks like it is dying. There is debris and a build-up of dirt around it on the bottom.

What is causing it?

A: The mounding and debris build-up is caused by a pack rat. Pack rats can cause extensive damage to your property. No...

June 29, 2018

New Mexico Primrose (Oenothera berlandieri) Zone 5

A spreading mass of small green leaves covered by large, cup-shaped pink flowers during mid-summer. Grows to 6-10” tall, 9-12’ wide

June 26, 2018

The final part of our 3 part series for Transformation Tuesday!

After removing the old plants in this small courtyard, we leveled the area and moved the existing water feature about a foot back from its old location.

Next, we added a few new plants to freshen up the look...

June 23, 2018

Q: I have a water feature and I think it has a leak - what is the best way to check?

A: Easiest way to check is to turn off the pump and fill your holding pond all the way to the top. Check it in 24 hours; if the level is down a couple of inches, you are most likely los...

June 22, 2018

Stella De Oro Dwarf daylily (Hemerocallis x “Stella de Oro”) - Zone 3-9

This carefree perennial fits into just about any garden. Blooms with heavy clusters of large, yellow blooms. Reblooms freely into early fall if spent flower stalks are promptly removed.

This easy to...

June 19, 2018

This week, we take a look at Part II of a 3 part series.

The concrete steps were chipping away from the years of using ice melt during those cold winter months. We started with this makeover by removing any loose concrete.

Next, using a bonding agent, we set the flagston...

June 16, 2018

Q: I have installed a water softener in my house. I water my plants with water that runs through the water softener. Will this hurt my plants?

A: Gardens typically cover large areas and require a lot of water for hydration. In some cases, it will kill your plants. You w...

June 15, 2018

Sangria Yarrow - Achillea millefolium ‘Sangria’ - Zone 3 18” high 2-3’ wide.

Wine red flowers adorn green, finely divided foliage. A tenacious perennial that keeps blooming throughout the season with periodic trimming.

June 12, 2018

This week, we take a look at a 3 part series.

Our clients had a front courtyard that had broken flagstone leading up to the front door and was quite uninviting looking. We started with a new flower bed and a flagstone sitting area large enough for a bistro table and a f...

June 10, 2018

Q: I have a shaded area that gets virtually no sun, what perennials will work?

A: Great question! Here are some of my favorites which can be purchased at your local nursery:

Bleeding heart
Miniature Mat Daisey
Herman’s Pride.

Make sure when you plan...

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